God’s Pocket (2014) Film Review

Mickey Scarpato (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a small time but connected street hustler in Philadelphia. When his wife’s (Christina Hendricks) son dies in suspicious circumstances Mickey does his best to keep it quiet. However a nosey and determined washed up alcoholic writer (Richard Jenkins) is determined to find out the truth.


God’s Pocket is a place in Philadelphia. It’s a place of community, working class folks, and it doesn’t appreciate outsiders. The residents keep to themselves and it’s a place that’s reflective of many post-industrial blue-collar neighbourhoods. God’s Pocket is a depressed area economically and in John Slattery’s debut movie the folks themselves don’t seem much happier. Continue reading “God’s Pocket (2014) Film Review”